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View map

View map 1.1

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Compatible XF 2.x versions
2.0
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https://www.xf2addons.com/

Note: all my XF1 add-ons are still 100% free and are supported by donations.

Description:

Creates a button called View map for use in messages.

Clicking the View map button will show a Google map with a marker to a specific location.

Live Example:

https://www.southbayriders.com/forums/threads/2180/

(Example of View map button)

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(Example of View map page)

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(Example of View map link in visitors tab)

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(Example of Options page)

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Features:
  1. Large easy to use Google map displayed full screen.
  2. Responsive code supports all devices.
  3. Visitors tab has a link called View map, this allows viewing the Google map.
  4. View map button when clicked shows exact location in Google map.
  5. All phrases start with viewmap_ for your convenience.
Installation:
  1. Download Andy-ViewMap-1.1.zip and unzip it.
  2. Copy the src/addons/Andy/ViewMap directory to your server.
  3. From the Admin Control Panel Install the add-on.
Setup step 1:

Copy the following two files from the add-on directory to a web viewable directory of your choice, for example a /misc/ folder:

viewmap.php
viewmap_crosshair.gif

Setup step 2:

Edit the viewmap.php file and change the first few variables to reflect your forum information.

Setup step 3:

Get your Google API key using this link:

https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/javascript/get-api-key

Update the viewmap.php file variable called $key located on the top of the file.

Setup step 4:

In the Options page, add the URL and Default coordinates.

Setup step 5:

Navigate to the following:

Admin control panel -> Content -> Custom BB codes -> map

Edit the HTML replacement so that it's pointing to the viewmap.php file located in your /misc/ folder.

How to create a View map button in a message:
  1. Under the Visitors tab, click the View map link.
  2. Move map to desired location.
  3. Copy the Map code at the bottom and paste it into a message.

    Example of map code:

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How the View map button works:
  1. Member clicks View map button.
  2. The View map button is a Custom BB Code.
  3. the Custom BB code calls a link which is defined as a Route.
  4. The Route calls the Viewmap.php file located in the add-on directory.
  5. The Viewmap.php redirects to viewmap.php in the /misc/ directory.
  6. The viewmap.php file calls the Google API to display a map.
Author
AndyB
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Latest updates

  1. See description

    View map v1.1 changes: Updated addon.json file.